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raspberry pi 2, can i setup with WiFi dongle? Answered

i have just purchased a raspberry pi 2 and where i live i don't have direct access to the Ethernet hub. 
so, from the box and installing Os (i.e raspbian ) can i just plug the 802.11n WiFi dongle and search for my network and crack on without driver software?


yeah you can



Not all usb wifi adapters work directly.

Here is a list with tested adapters ( working and not working models): http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters

And this is a list with all tested verified peripherals: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

If you use the CLI(command line interface): https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-occidentalis

Or if you use the desktop, there is a program: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-raspbian